The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 313 299 237
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 340 313 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.60% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.65% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 170 214
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 29
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £19.10 £14.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £30.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 309 £350 +6.87% 187
London +11 156 £375 +7.14% 81
South East +7 59 £375 +20.00% 38
City of London +9 33 £425 +38.88% 40
South West -7 26 £290 -17.14% 16
East of England +11 19 £275 -8.33% 16
West Midlands +2 17 £310 +5.08% 10
Scotland -10 17 £325 +25.24% 9
Surrey - 17 £400 - 8
North West -17 16 £356 -28.75% 11
Hampshire -15 15 £375 +15.38% 5
Cambridgeshire +2 11 £200 -34.42% 10
Bristol +3 10 £290 -17.14% 7
Oxfordshire -15 10 £445 +36.92% 7
Glasgow - 10 £325 - 1
Cambridge +7 9 £200 -37.50% 10
Berkshire -5 9 £375 +41.50% 7
Yorkshire -16 9 £325 +16.07% 8
Edinburgh -16 7 £320 +23.31% 3
West Yorkshire -7 6 £450 +100.00% 7
Manchester -8 6 £356 +190.81% 6
Hertfordshire +10 5 £375 +66.66% 1
Reading +5 5 £350 +21.21% 2
Devon +2 5 £313 - 1
Exeter -1 5 £313 - 1
Oxford -14 5 £535 +64.61% 3
North East +5 4 £438 +127.27% 3
Warwickshire +2 4 - -
Somerset -2 4 - -
Kent -13 4 £370 -17.72%

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 318 (44.79%) Linux
2 297 (41.83%) Windows
3 222 (31.27%) VMware
4 183 (25.77%) UNIX
5 158 (22.25%) Red Hat
6 154 (21.69%) Active Directory
7 145 (20.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 123 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 119 (16.76%) Microsoft
10 112 (15.77%) Solaris
11 109 (15.35%) Oracle
12 104 (14.65%) SAN
12 104 (14.65%) Puppet
13 102 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 93 (13.10%) Finance
15 78 (10.99%) HP
16 76 (10.70%) ITIL
16 76 (10.70%) Apache
17 75 (10.56%) SQL
18 74 (10.42%) DNS
19 72 (10.14%) DevOps
20 71 (10.00%) Perl
20 71 (10.00%) Shell Script
21 70 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
22 69 (9.72%) Bash Shell
22 69 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
23 67 (9.44%) Clustering
24 65 (9.15%) Configuration Management
24 65 (9.15%) Python
25 63 (8.87%) Cisco

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (10.70%) Apache
2 61 (8.59%) MS Exchange
3 51 (7.18%) Tomcat
4 40 (5.63%) IIS
5 35 (4.93%) JBoss
6 33 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (3.80%) SharePoint
8 20 (2.82%) WebSphere
9 16 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (1.97%) Lync
11 12 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.55%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.85%) uWSGI
15 6 (0.85%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
16 5 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 45 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.28%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.28%) Stata
3 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Agresso
1 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.42%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.42%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 3 (0.42%) HFM
3 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.55%) SaaS
3 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.41%) Office 365
4 9 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.42%) IaaS
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.28%) Joyent
7 2 (0.28%) Route 53
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (14.65%) SAN
2 74 (10.42%) DNS
3 55 (7.75%) Firewall
4 50 (7.04%) TCP/IP
5 38 (5.35%) NAS
6 36 (5.07%) DHCP
7 34 (4.79%) LDAP
8 33 (4.65%) LAN
9 20 (2.82%) WAN
10 15 (2.11%) VPN
11 13 (1.83%) Internet
11 13 (1.83%) VLAN
11 13 (1.83%) iSCSI
12 11 (1.55%) HTTP
12 11 (1.55%) SMTP
12 11 (1.55%) SSL
13 8 (1.13%) SSH
13 8 (1.13%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.13%) FTP
14 7 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.49%) MySQL
3 37 (5.21%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.13%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.13%) DB2
10 7 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.85%) Big Data
12 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.70%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.56%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.56%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 26 (3.66%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.24%) Subversion
3 22 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.85%) Maven
6 4 (0.56%) JIRA
7 3 (0.42%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.42%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.28%) Selenium
8 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.28%) Ant
8 2 (0.28%) MSI
9 1 (0.14%) JMeter
9 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.14%) JUnit
9 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.14%) Gradle
9 1 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 93 (13.10%) Finance
2 39 (5.49%) Banking
3 8 (1.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
4 6 (0.85%) Retail
4 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.56%) Advertising
5 4 (0.56%) Publishing
6 3 (0.42%) Law
7 2 (0.28%) International Banking
7 2 (0.28%) Marketing
7 2 (0.28%) Legal
7 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.14%) Games
8 1 (0.14%) Local Government
8 1 (0.14%) French Language
8 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.52%) Web Services
2 21 (2.96%) XML
3 16 (2.25%) .NET
3 16 (2.25%) Middleware
4 15 (2.11%) HTML
5 13 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (1.13%) LAMP
7 7 (0.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (0.85%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.85%) WSGI
8 6 (0.85%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.56%) WPF
10 3 (0.42%) J2EE
10 3 (0.42%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.42%) RESTful
11 2 (0.28%) Apache Avro
11 2 (0.28%) WebCenter
11 2 (0.28%) REST
11 2 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.44%) Clustering
2 50 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.52%) Open Source
5 19 (2.68%) Replication
6 14 (1.97%) NHS
7 13 (1.83%) Wiki
8 12 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.69%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.13%) Statistics
11 8 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
12 7 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
12 7 (0.99%) Symmetrix DMX
12 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.70%) Derivative
14 4 (0.56%) User Experience
14 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 318 (44.79%) Linux
2 297 (41.83%) Windows
3 183 (25.77%) UNIX
4 145 (20.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 123 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (15.77%) Solaris
7 70 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 62 (8.73%) CentOS
10 39 (5.49%) AIX
11 31 (4.37%) Windows 7
11 31 (4.37%) Ubuntu
12 19 (2.68%) HPUX
13 17 (2.39%) Debian
14 15 (2.11%) VMS
15 12 (1.69%) Fedora
15 12 (1.69%) SUSE
16 11 (1.55%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.27%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (10.70%) ITIL
2 72 (10.14%) DevOps
3 65 (9.15%) Configuration Management
4 53 (7.46%) Migration
5 39 (5.49%) Change Management
6 33 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (3.80%) E-Commerce
7 27 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (3.52%) Project Management
9 23 (3.24%) Capacity Management
9 23 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (3.10%) Incident Management
10 22 (3.10%) Service Delivery
10 22 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (2.82%) Service Management
12 19 (2.68%) Change Control
13 15 (2.11%) Load Balancing
14 14 (1.97%) Mentoring
15 11 (1.55%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (1.55%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (10.56%) SQL
2 71 (10.00%) Perl
2 71 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 69 (9.72%) Bash Shell
4 65 (9.15%) Python
5 62 (8.73%) PowerShell
6 39 (5.49%) Java
7 37 (5.21%) PHP
8 17 (2.39%) Korn
9 14 (1.97%) Ruby
9 14 (1.97%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.85%) C
11 6 (0.85%) C#
12 4 (0.56%) VBScript
13 3 (0.42%) VB
13 3 (0.42%) VBA
13 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.42%) AWK
13 3 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 62 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (3.66%) Degree
5 18 (2.54%) MCSE
6 16 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.25%) RHCE
7 13 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.13%) MCP
9 7 (0.99%) RHCT
10 6 (0.85%) MCITP
10 6 (0.85%) MCTS
11 5 (0.70%) MCSA
12 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.42%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.42%) SCSA
14 2 (0.28%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.28%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.93%) SLA
2 10 (1.41%) QA
3 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 154 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 102 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.51%) vSphere
4 23 (3.24%) XenApp
5 22 (3.10%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 18 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.39%) Samba
8 17 (2.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 14 (1.97%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.55%) NFS
10 11 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.27%) vCloud
12 8 (1.13%) KVM
13 7 (0.99%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.85%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.70%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.56%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 104 (14.65%) Puppet
2 38 (5.35%) SCOM
3 35 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (4.37%) Nagios
5 22 (3.10%) SCCM
6 19 (2.68%) Ansible
7 17 (2.39%) HP SIM
7 17 (2.39%) SCSM
8 15 (2.11%) SCOrch
8 15 (2.11%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (1.55%) Tivoli
10 11 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (1.41%) WSUS
11 10 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.27%) ARCserve
12 9 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (0.99%) ZABBIX
14 6 (0.85%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 222 (31.27%) VMware
2 158 (22.25%) Red Hat
3 119 (16.76%) Microsoft
4 109 (15.35%) Oracle
5 78 (10.99%) HP
6 63 (8.87%) Cisco
7 45 (6.34%) Citrix
8 43 (6.06%) IBM
9 31 (4.37%) EMC
10 29 (4.08%) Veritas
11 28 (3.94%) NetApp
11 28 (3.94%) Sun
12 26 (3.66%) Symantec
13 17 (2.39%) SAP
14 16 (2.25%) 3PAR
15 15 (2.11%) Websense
16 13 (1.83%) F5
16 13 (1.83%) CA
17 12 (1.69%) Dell
18 11 (1.55%) Apple
West London
Royal College of Midwives
Rate: From £27,598 to £35,052 per annum plus £4,712 London Weighting
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northampton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £20 - £27 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London, Cenral London, United Kingdom
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £25-35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £25-35/hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Salt
Rate: £221.89 - £247.78 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £14 - £18 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Venturi
Rate: £221.89 - £258.87 per day + TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION PAID
Posted: 6 days ago